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Question: relapse after infection

Hi guys

I have noticed a number of members mentioning a relapse following an infection - such as tummy bug, 'flu etc.
My question is, in general, how long does it normally take between the illness and the relapse? Does the relapse occur weeks after the illness has resolved, or within a few days? Can it happen just after the illness starts, while you are still sick?
I haven't paid a lot of attention previously ...
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T-cell division made simple

A useful drawing for the layman interested in the immune system.
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EBV and genetics

Interesting, not sure if this has been posted already...


Investigators Explore MS Risk Conferred by Combination of Gene and Virus

A new study suggests that if a person has a specific gene and has high serum levels of antibodies to a specific virus, the person’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis is greatly magnified, much more than having either risk factor alone. Drs. Philip De Jager, Alberto Ascherio and colleagues from Harvard and other institutions found ...
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Rite of passage

I had my first solumedrol drip today. I had a relapse over the weekend - vetibular ataxia. My first definite relapse since diagnosis last year. Yippee :(

I am getting the drip for three more days. The nurse told me about some side effects but they didn't seem to match some other ones I've read about, so I'm curious to know what your experiences on it were. ...
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Impending dx

Tomorrow afternoon I am seeing the neuro. I have not had a dx yet, only docs murmuring that MS is likely. I had a whole bunch of tests in early january and tomorrow I am getting the results ( the joys of the NHS & 3 month waits for appointments).

I am now absolutely terrified. After fighting for a year to be taken seriously by doctors I am now praying that they will tell me ...
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What is inactive ms exactly?

Hi Everyone,

As my main area of reading is now everything to do with ms, i have many times come across terms like active and non active ms.

Does anyone know what this means? Is inactive ms just ms that is "asleep" and currently silent and not causing any problems?

Is it active when demyelination is occuring?

Is the aim of dmd's to help ms to remain inactive as long as possible as well as ...
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$15 million for MS Research on the line

The U.S. Department of Defense and its ridiculously humongous budget may actually be put to some good :)

http://capwiz.com/nmss/issues/alert/?alertid=11158036

"Now is the time to pursue MS research in the CDMRP for fiscal year 2009. This program is funded annually through the Department of Defense (DoD) appropriations bill. Last year, your efforts influenced Congress to include MS and for the first time it became one of the areas ...
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Onset of ON?

Over the past month or so I have noticed that when I close my eyes especially when I lay down at night I have excessively more spots of flashing lights. Does anyone think this is an indication that it may someday progress to ON? Are the MRTC's attacking my optic nerve? I am in the Tovaxin study and IF I was on the real thing I haven't been dosed for over 6 months if I ...
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Your wildest imagination

I'm going to step out on a limb here and ask a silly question. We all think about MS and its possible causes a lot, I presume. My question:

What has entered your mind as a possible cause or factor that seems too crazy to mention?

I can give two. (remember, I'm stepping out on a limb, here)

1. Childhood stress with resulting shrinking of the hippocampus

2. Nasal administration of drugs. (illegal, vaccinations, over-the-counter) ...
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